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Our Human Rights Approach

Shiseido has established the Shiseido Group Human Rights Policy based on the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and its basic corporate philosophy, which is described in the group-wide code of ethical behaviors. We will contribute to the realization of a sustainable global society by promoting various efforts to respect human rights in all Shiseido Group businesses, including in the creation of our products.

Our Human Rights Approach

The descriptions of human rights in various policies and standards are as follows.

Shiseido Group Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics

It summarizes the actions that each employee working in the Shiseido group should perform and it sets out a specific code of conduct to work with a stronger sense of ethics. In addition to complying with national and regional laws and regulations, as well as internal regulations, we declare that we respect human rights for all our stakeholders and that we will not engage in child labor or forced labor leading to human rights abuses. Also, in addition to not violating human rights, we have clearly specified that we select business partners according to the impact on society.

For details, please refer to the Shiseido Group Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Shiseido Group Policy on Human Rights

It was formulated based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Shiseido Group Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics. It promotes the Shiseido Group's efforts to respect human rights and sets guidelines to fulfil their responsibilities. In order to become a company trusted by consumers and societies all over the world, and to continue developing along with the global society, all our business activities are based on respect for human rights. The policy was formulated in June 2017, published with the approval of the Board of Directors and revised in 2019. This policy applies to the Shiseido Group and our business partners.

Shiseido Group Supplier Code of Conduct

We require all business partners related to Shiseido’s products and services to comply with the code of conduct. In the wake of our participation in the United Nations Global Compact, we documented our standards related to human rights, our compliance with related laws and regulations, labor practices, intellectual property protection, confidentiality, environmental protection, and impartial dealings in 2006. In April 2018, it was revised in order to require business partners to comply with laws and regulations, prevent corruption, respect human rights, provide a safe and healthy working environment, and protect the environment. In June 2019, we also added a provision for the proper management of working hours, days-off, and leave of employees.

Please check the details in the Responsible Procurement - Ethical Supply Chain Policies/Standards.

Shiseido Group Procurement Policy

In order to achieve an ethical supply chain, the policy was established in 2018 based on the principle of coexistence with consumers, business partners, and society. The policy indicates the following: Our purchasing is based on a consumer-oriented perspective; we carry out procurement activities aiming to create better products through co-creation with business partners; we comply with all relevant laws and regulations, as well as placing the foremost priority on respect for human rights and consideration of the global environment; finally, we actively promote sustainable procurement.

Please check the details in the Responsible Procurement - Ethical Supply Chain Policies/Standards.

Shiseido Group Sustainable Raw Materials Procurement Guidelines

This is a guideline formulated in 2018 for palm-derived materials, which exacerbate environmental and human rights problems in the country of origin, in order to promote sustainable procurement under the Shiseido Group Procurement Policy. We promote sustainable procurement that respects human rights and considers the environmental protection in the place of origin.

Please check the details in the Responsible Procurement - Ethical Supply Chain Policies/Standards.

Approval and support for international norms

2010 We signed the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)(target_blank) (Joint initiative of UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact), which are the principles of action for companies that actively work to promote the full participation and leadership by women in the workplace, and we are working to implement WEPs with UN Women and various stakeholders.
2004 Our company signed the United Nations Global Compact(target_blank) and supports the ten principles in all four areas (Human rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-corruption) together with all our group companies.


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